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Butterfly Beach Mediterranean Villa

Tucked behind a gated entry, this exceptional Mediterranean villa overlooks Butterfly Beach. The shops and restaurants of Montecito’s Lower Village, East Beach, the Santa Barbara Zoo and downtown’s State Street are just minutes away. Listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito.




Enveloped by fragrant roses and a lush lawn, the ample motor court rests beneath views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, an exquisite complement to the residence’s impressive architecture.

An iron and glass entry door welcomes one into the foyer, where a staircase connects the entry to the home’s upper and lower levels. Abundant windows throughout the home welcome natural light, lending a bright and airy ambience to each luxurious space.

The formal living room is commanding and impressive while maintaining an inviting and decorous complexion. The solarium-like space enjoys a towering ceiling met with walls of south-facing windows where the Pacific Ocean appears close enough to touch. Five sets of French doors spill out to an entertaining terrace and the grounds beyond.




Adjacent to the living room, the intimate dining room enjoys a fireplace and French doors opening to a spacious deck ideal for al fresco dining.




A charming, ocean-view office/den also enjoys a fireplace and access to the deck, while a wet bar with a beverage refrigerator and private powder room accompany these wonderful amenities.




The eat-in kitchen with an adjacent family room is a lovely gathering place with a center island and a casual fireside dining area opening to the pool terrace, lending effortless indoor/outdoor flow. An adjacent breezeway hosts the poolside outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, wine refrigerator and sink.





The upper level of the estate dedicates itself to the expansive master suite. A cozy sitting room precedes the bright and breezy bedroom, which is defined by stunning ocean views.



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A fireplace furthers the sense of romance and luxury in the suite. The master bath is a sanctuary of relaxation with dual vanities, a large shower and soaking tub. Numerous closets, including a large walk-in, offer abundant storage in the master suite.

The home’s lower level hosts further leisure space and accommodations. An expansive media room with a beautiful beamed ceiling, well-appointed kitchenette, powder room and adjacent patio is a wonderful lower level family room.




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A cozy den, ideal for a game room, and a guest suite with private bath and sitting room each benefit from their close proximity the wonderful amenities of the family room.



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With an air of privacy and serenity, an ample lounge terrace surrounds the swimmer’s pool and spa. The pool cabana is a wonderful retreat, which could double as a private guest suite, boasting a full bath and a kitchenette. An additional bedroom suite with a full bath can also be accessed from the pool terrace.




The pristine, sandy stretch of beach provides a wonderful view of the Santa Barbara coast to the west, the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains to the north, the famed Coral Casino and many of Montecito’s finest oceanfront estates. Presenting an unparalleled lifestyle, this exceptional residence is enveloped by breathtaking coastal beauty and every amenity desirable.

27 Butterfly Lane, Montecito | offered at $13,900,000

View the property website at 27-butterfly-lane-premier-butterfly-beach-villa






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